Sunday, May 19, 2013

2 Things Challenge: Dirty/Teal

The 2 Things Challenge this week is Dirty/Teal.  Yes, the color teal did run through my mind and I was trying to think of a dirty teal colored pond, or perhaps some of my wife's knitting yarn, artistically positioned with a pile of dirt or something.  Then I had a vague recollection of a bird called a teal.  I looked it up, and a blue winged teal is a small, dabbling, fresh-water duck.  Hmmm.  I remember some ducks from when we went to Maine.  Sure enough, when I looked at the photos, I had some photos of blue winged teals.  This one was dabbling around on a basketball court, and she had gotten dirty in the process.


Vivian said...

Very interesting about this duck called a blue winged teal, because as I was looking through my archives, I found a photo of a duck that looks just like this one! Only mine is from a lake up in Pa.

Dare I post mine too?? LOL

Why are they called "blue" winged teals? Are their wings blue when they take flight?

Eeyore said...

Yes, they have a set of feathers on their wings that are blue. In some of the other photos I made (which were mostly terrible because it was late, low light, and they wouldn't be still, so their heads were always a blur), you can see the blue feathers poking out.

Vivian said...

Cool! Now I know the name of this duck, so next time I go up to the lake in Pa, I will take notice of the wing feathers on the ducks there.

Oh!..btw...I did post the photo of my blue winged teal! : )

Hope you don't mind.